Will Gender Equality Evolve from a Hypothetical Talking Point to Reality? Barbara Cerda

It would seem not until male predation goes the way of the dinosaur. Proving or disapproving this concept lies within natural laws.  When an organism no longer serves the survival of the collective it dies out.

Whether you believe it or not we’re an animal species still evolving – shedding what no longer serves to successfully thrive.

Like toe polish that will eventually cease to be needful because our need for toe nails seems to be disappearing. The simple selection of four proteins that form the DNA helix that defines millions of physical and behavioral attributes, alters in the face of changes in perceptions. Knowledge changes who we are and how we live.

Changes in survival needs alters the physical and then redesigns what’s viable and lives to fight another day. Without adopting the needful change in cultural norms, the dogmatism of male oppression of over half of the global population will not survive into the coming generations. Not within the same social constructs we come to understand as the norm.

The process of evolvement never happens to us. It expresses change through us as manifestations of what works. Or what specie trait earns its right to thrive. This talent of survivability goes beyond just the physical. Cunning, intelligence, a sense of stewardship to increased intelligence agility.  The smartest of us learn to survive and adapt.

I composed an article some time ago entitled, “He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience”, an article in response to a Satya Nadella’s, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,”

I was impressed and remained so that a person from a male dominant culture where gender bias seems legendary would attempt to clarify the necessity for the women’s role in business.  There was no condescension in his eloquence, yet one must note that his words fell on the ears of the exceptional, minds that were already excelling in leadership.

Is education the definitive that changes the course of how well we survive? Of course, it is.  How else would we understand when to run or stand and fight?

As in all oppressive states, ignorance is the most valued tool in maintaining mass control. There was sound reasoning behind keeping African slaves ignorant. Knowledge of our oppressors’ weaknesses and strengths sharpens our survival skills and pushes the consciousness to a space of limitlessness. You can’t unlearn.

Once the mind opens to train the brain the environment of human politics changes. Embracement of dogmas and the actions of remaining oppressed comes to an end. And in doing so makes obsolete our oppressor.

The wretched nativism used by the white male ruling class that’s our government is in its last gasps. Sped along by the very machinations they rule.  For the first time in humanity’s history education is at our fingertips. The knuckle draggers clinching tight to the concepts of the sanctified sovereign must face the inevitability of physical and emotional evolution.

The ideological great divide and wealth distribution favors the informed.

AI or Artificial Intelligence is mapping its own evolutionary path, painting our self-perceptions in prisms of new emotional colors– making of the impossible possible. And expanding how women will interpret our world infinitely.

There’s an inevitableness to the changes coming to our world.

No dramatic awakening and no big gang to hypothesize about in the future. Just the slow migration of social consciousness to something stronger. Mr. Nadella addressed an audience that are harbingers of our future. They are without borders and owes no acquiescence to any sovereign’s politics as usual.

 

The Motives Behind the Lack of fitness in Our Healthcare Part 1 by Barbara Cerda

 

The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) has empirically argued that those countries where women are attaining an equal voice in legislature are leading the charge in creating a higher quality of life and healthcare reformation.

As the strongest economy on the globe, the United States is falling far behind in the war for better wellbeing. Could this failure be partially due to the United States Congress, which is comprised of 19% women out of the 535 membership?

The United States has a life expectancy gap in relation to other OECD countries. Yet we consistently tout the wellness of our current healthcare system. While it fails to address the needs and cut public funding, for the most underserved…women and children.

Amongst many in leadership, there’s a dismissal in how women can play a significant role in how healthcare providers tailor wellbeing. That path to gender fluid legislature is arduous and complicated, pebbled by male centric sovereign politics. We find ourselves part of a third world economic dysfunction when we elect few women in our legislative bodies. Alleviating this societal injury is necessary to bringing about true healthcare parity.

One country has taken great strides toward gender equality in its government, Finland.

This nation boasts a healthy 38% of female presence in its parliament and leads the world in healthcare reform. It is by far more empathetic to the needs of women and children.

Elected in 2000, Tarja Halonen was Finland’s first elected woman to the office of president. Serving in office for two terms, her legacy was to achieve a successful balanced economy.  An important part of this responsible fiscal reconstruction was the reformation of their health care system.

Envisioning a robust, value driven and cost effective medical system, President Halonen embraced the principals outlined in a Harvard business thesis, “Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results”. The Harvard team of Michael Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg authors the study. The book illustrates how most purveyors of private healthcare have failed to deliver a system of value-based care.

Normal economic ideology dictates that aggressive competition in private sector business results in a lowering of prices and an increase in the value of that service. Private and governmental run healthcare agencies in the U.S. are the costliest in the world and supply the poorest quality in its deliverance of care. Finland‘s success in providing gender parity in a valued based healthcare system, is attributed to a strong percentage of women in parliament; a healthy 38 percent.

In 2007, the United States spent $7,290 per capita for an inadequate healthcare system. This number is a staggering two and a half times the average of OECD countries. The OECD places an average of per capita healthcare expenditures at $2,984. The CIA World Factbook has ranked the Unites States 41 in infant mortality rates and 46th for total life expectancy.

This rate of infant mortality defines a healthcare system that fails to provide adequate means of preventive medicine. Poor prenatal care results in low birth weights and bleak infant survivability. What does this say about the future of our economy the future of our country?